Inspired by the film BAT*21 plus a childhood spent in and around Cessna-built aeroplanes, Chris Jones builds ICM’s newly tooled 1/48 O-2A Skymaster.

ICM 1/48 O-2A Skymaster

Cessna’s O-2A Skymaster was used extensively by the USAF over Vietnam; its high wing afforded excellent visibility which, combined with its manoeuvrability, loiter time and comparatively slow speed, made it an ideal platform for the Forward Air Controller (FAC) role.

Skymaster pilots patrolled areas of interest, observed enemy movements and used smoke rockets to mark targets for air strikes by faster, more heavily armed warplanes. Beyond that, the O-2A also had a starring role in a Vietnam War film...


Cessna O-2A Skymaster   
By: ICM 
Stock Code: 48290
Scale: 1/48
Price: £28.40
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ICM 1/48 O-2A Skymaster

Family resemblance

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